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How will you find those ideal candidates to fill your internship position(s)? The number one tip from those who have established programs is to start recruiting early! Students begin making commitments to course schedules and part-time jobs as much as two to three months prior to the next semester.

Begin searching three to four months before you need a student to begin. The longer the application period, the greater the number of applications. You increase your chance of finding the best person for the internship.

When you are recruiting interns, develop a working relationship with the Career Development Center, attend internship and job fairs, place ads in college/university newspapers and websites, and share information with student organizations.

Do You Have to Pay Interns?

In January 2018, the United States Department of Labor adopted the Primary Beneficiary Test. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), "for-profit" employers are required to pay their employees for their work. Interns and students, however, may not be "employees" under the FLSA.

Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services they provide to "for-profit" employers.

*Should you have further questions concerning the legality of your unpaid internship positions, it is encouraged that you consult with legal counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

**IU Southeast reserves the right to not post internships which appear to not meet these criteria.

Workers' and Unemployment Compensation

Workers’ compensation boards have found that interns contribute enough to a company to make them employees. It is wise to cover interns under your workers’ compensation policy even though you aren’t required to do so. Student interns are not generally eligible for unemployment compensation at the end of the internship.

Career Development Center Events

Monday Bible Study

Monday Bible Study

October 25th, 2021

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Coffee at the Clock Tower

Coffee at the Clock Tower

October 26th, 2021

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Alcohol Screening Day

Alcohol Screening Day

October 26th, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Spectrum Fall 2021 Meetings

Spectrum Fall 2021 Meetings

October 26th, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Simmons College of Kentucky

Men’s Basketball vs. Simmons College of Kentucky

October 26th, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Haunted IUS Walking Tour

Haunted IUS Walking Tour

October 26th, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Alcohol Screening Day

Alcohol Screening Day

October 27th, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Command G Club First Meeting FA2021

Command G Club First Meeting FA2021

October 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Musician John Rush

Musician John Rush

October 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Access to Success Fall Social

Access to Success Fall Social

October 27th, 2021

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

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